‘THE BITTER EVIDENCE?!” a poem. a.k.a.: “Happy Skies Behind The Clouds!” a.k.a.: “Bitter As Sweet; And Vice Versa!” Monday – 12/3/18
I’m burning all the evidence because there’s lots of fear,
I’m burning this-terrible evidence of what transpired HERE!
Because it might remind us of “bad” things that-happened-before,
And WE WANT O N L Y “BRIGHTER DAYS!” and we want MORE AND MORE!
We won’t go BACK-we’re “progressive,” so we’ll FORGET THE PAST,
We’ll even pop some pills, to cover-IT-up – We wanna have A BLAST!
We wanna demonize – those “bad people,” oh! so nast,*
Like EX’s and rude neighbors – and people who might have sassed,
Us! one too many times – too many, I think,
RIGHT-NOW – and ALL-THE-FUTURE – MUST (all) be in “the pink,”
So “rose-colored” glasses! They are REALLY THE THING,
So GOOD OL’ MEMORIES will greet us – only-they will ever spring,
Into our hearts – and minds – and being,
BAD REMINDERS!? Yuck! (Too) many I’m seeing!!
But! What if we take a different spin,
And let those PREVIOUSLY BAD MEMORIES come back in?
And – remember THE GOOD, which walked “hand-in-hand,”
With-what-we-THINK-should-be-burned! Can we understand?
That, if you destroy all the memories that “made you cry,”
You also lose something special: SOME HAPPY SKY,
And, if you hate those ones whom you used to hold,
You sell the past “short;” why not – BE BOLD,
And LOVE THOSE PEOPLE AND THE THINGS THAT STUNG,
YOU VERY MUCH! (Now, you count “them” “dung?”)
And propose to burn the dung away?
HOPING! Hoping? – for some “better” day?
But I might say: “NO BETTER DAY NEED EVER COME,”
When your cavalier attitude will NOT count the sum,
Of your life as WORTHWHILE! But only bits and pieces?
And THAT’S NO LIFE – for when your life ceases,
It is THE TOTAL, the “highs” and “lows,”
The happy – and hurtful – even haters and foes,
That provides THE FULLNESS FOR YOU TO SAVOR,
LOVE IT ALL: Even (The) Bitter – Flavor! 🙂 – Whoopee!
* – NAST[Y] !
What is the relationship between the Vers and this picture post?
I wonder if you care to comment
What you see maybe not is what you may take in.
Written word remains in cyber and your mind for an eternity.
I often leave this quote on many posts on Social Media ” if you can’t say anything nice – don’t say anything at all”
Thought for today 🕊🕊